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Old 11-16-2001, 12:36 AM   #1
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Default Bring back the good ole console days...

I just got finished reading a bunch of opinions about the X-Box (and other) console system(s). Seems there are LOTS of stores (in larger cities) selling out of the system.

As for games, Halo and DOA 3 seem to be the biggest hits. Funny thing is, it seems to be the "graphics" that are what people comment more on than the gameplay...go figure.

I got some hands on experience with one last weekend at GameStop, playing Halo. I thought the graphics were really good for a console system (finally reachin that PC level).

Maybe it's just me, but a FPS should NOT be played with a controller. I have played other FPS on other systems and it just bugs the hell out of me tryin to use a controller. Looking (aiming) with an ON/OFF type of setup just sux. By ON/OFF, I mean a button as opposed to the precise control provided by a mouse to put those crosshairs EXACTLY where you want them.

Now it could just be that I am not as console controller savvy as I once was, but, I still prefer PRECISION when needing to directly target an enemy.

One other thing about the contoller, the GD jump key was DIRECTLY beside/below the right thumb joystick (at least on their config). If you wanted to jump foreward, you had to keep you thumb on the joystick while using the first knuckle of your thumb to hit the jump button. If you took you thumb off the joystick to hit the jump button you would just jump straight up...weee...um, yeah right.

Then there is the "extras" sales method of the X-Box (as well as most other modern concoles). Anyone here remember the days when you purchased a console and got TWO controller and at least one game WITH the friggin system?

One person said an extra controller cost $39.99. Ex-F*CKIN-cuse ME? I guess it's just the Gillette method taken to the extreme. For those that don't know the Gillette method was give away the razor, sell the blades for free.

I know companies used to make their money on the games (blades) as opposed to the system (razor). But geez, in the past, you could at least PLAY the system when you took it home without having to pay for anything else (including a GAME).

Think about this for a minute too...
X-Box = $299.99
ANY game for the X-Box = $49.99
Extra controller = $39.99
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Grand Total (to be able to play at least ONE game with a friend) = $389.97 (tax not included)

Here is something else to keep in mind...
For anyone into console info long enuff may remember the days when Sega decided to go CD with thier software and Nintendo stayed with Cartridges. The BIG argument on why CD was the way to go was because it would make games "less" exensive than cartridges...gee, seems to me games don't usually start out below $40 (and $50 with X-Box ones)...damn near the SAME as what cartridge games sold for...go figure...

Just keep on shellin out more cash for the same thing you used to get in ONE SYSTEM.
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Old 11-16-2001, 11:50 AM   #2
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I COMPLETLY AGREE!
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Old 11-16-2001, 06:59 PM   #3
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Default Re: Bring back the good ole console days...

agreed that fps are no good with game controller. who played sin with a logitec game controller?
they should just make adapters for a mouse and a small keyboard. then they could sell that combo for an extra $50-75 bucks and make even more money!
Ive heard, or read, that Halo is sluggish (low fps) during some parts of the game. however, the consistent good news is the superior graphics.
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:13 AM   #4
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I have heard a good bit of complaining about the control (usin a controller) on Halo also. Funny thing is, console fans are loving the control in Halo because it has even better control than that 007 game for N64, while PC fans are biotchin about the control...hehe.

Good graphics may be nice, but not $389.97 nice, if you ask me. :}~~~
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:37 AM   #5
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I wasn't aware you had to purchase games to play them. Always thought those folks over there at Hollywood Video/Blockbuster rented them out, perhaps I have been misled.
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Old 11-19-2001, 01:40 AM   #6
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...are you angry about burger prices rising as well? Does anyone remember when we could go get a soda pop and burger for 25 cents?
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Old 11-20-2001, 02:00 AM   #7
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Default Re: Bring back the good ole console days...

well, i still know where i can get a soda for a quarter..
but a burger?
hell..

a soda AND a burger???

a quarter? hell, they pop more than that on for taxes these days!!!

bah.
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Old 11-20-2001, 07:43 AM   #8
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i remeber when i was a kid you could get a blowjob from iris down the street for a wooden nickel ...

now those were the days ...
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Old 11-24-2001, 06:30 AM   #9
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I miss my Nintendo 6 bit with mario brothers.. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I still have my amiga 1200 on my desk and love to make music (MOD rules!) and playing pinball games with it [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]
MOD rules! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] It used to be BigPaPa's and i think he regrets hes generosity [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-24-2001, 07:35 AM   #10
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oops i mean 8 bit [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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